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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2009, 04:02:41 PM »

No problem.  We had similar problem with the dragster.  There is a huge vent on the top of the fuel tank and a tube that runs the length of the tank with each end going into there end of the tank.  About 1000' it would start mixing up cylinders and killing the pump.  About 4 racks of pistons and three pumps later, we figured out that the venting air was pushing it's way into the fuel line going to the pump on the top end of the track.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2009, 06:36:59 PM »

I put some saftey foam in mine so that they should seperate out.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2009, 08:59:57 PM »

Hey Harv
great stuff , looking forward to seeing the results in September ...........you know I'd been wondering why the price of brown paint had gone up...........
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2009, 01:12:42 AM »

Hey Harv
great stuff , looking forward to seeing the results in September ...........you know I'd been wondering why the price of brown paint had gone up...........


Dr. G,
  Glad to see you noticed the brown paint! Think UPS will like it and sponsor me?

 I've been tuning up the body work on the lakester and have decided it's almost good enough to be good enough. There are about 25 panels on this car! rolleyes The painting will start next week. I built and installed a NACA duct for the intake last week and made a catch tank for the differential. Got the chute release done (whats a done), I forgot to put a safety stop on it embarassed.

  See where you have started to get ready for your next run. Good idea. I wish you an enjoyable time working on the tank.

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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2009, 04:40:12 PM »

Closer------closer. It's very close to being able to load. I have to get more computer work done with the Tech II. The raw fuel curve is still rich. Looks like I might have time to finish up the intake cooling and get the hubcaps on.

There are more pictures on photo bucket. I've given up try to post here.

http://s306.photobucket.com/albums/nn265/hitzaina/?mediafilter=images

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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2009, 04:59:28 PM »

hey Harv
was trippin on your pix site and have one small suggestion..... your elect off is a "pull".... if the chute risers start dancing they could accidentally pull your power off..... if you can switch the switch to a "push" for off, it would solve that problem....actually it is better to "hit" or "push" an emergency devise than to have too locate, grab, and pull a devise off.... I feel the same way on fire bottle knobs... never liked the pull setup.... just a suggestion...
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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2009, 05:27:48 PM »

UhOh.............Dancing chute risers!! Never gave that a thought. I'll look at that and see if I can change it. It will be difficult because it has a long 1/2" square tube control rod and it felt more positive pulling than pushing. Been pulling wrenchs for so long I don't feel comfy pushing on things, well most things.
Thanks for your concern. Are you going to run your streamliner at Speedweek? Hope to see you there.

Vista is my home town, along with my dad and grand dad. I left in 1953.

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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2009, 05:34:53 PM »

There are more pictures on photo bucket. I've given up try to post here.
http://s306.photobucket.com/albums/nn265/hitzaina/?mediafilter=images

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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2009, 06:07:09 PM »

Thanks Mike,
Please stop by if you get a chance I'll be pitting with 3 other cars from the Redding area. #160 a new C/GMR, #803 A/FRMR 2cd outing and #204 C/GCC for his 3rd outing. It should be an interesting Speedweek for us!

I'm one of those guys with no data, no opinion but plenty of optimism that it will be fun! It'll be test and tune.

Hope I get a look at that beautiful roadster of yours.

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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2009, 07:16:10 PM »

Hey Harv..
Yep got the 'liner entered..... we'll see if she'll give a 300+ time slip this year..... everything i've been touching lately has been turning to crap so i'm kinda fraid to touch it..... how bout you? gonna have her out this year?
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2009, 07:49:50 PM »

Hey Harv,

Your lakester looks great and has come a LONG way since the last pictures I saw of it. Great job!!! I will make sure that my pops, brother, and I stop by to say hello.    cheers

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Besides we would like to view our competition of that C/GMR   grin
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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2009, 10:17:26 PM »

Kent,

Yes, It's get to make it first runs. No serious record run but it will be good enough to see what we have and how much we have to go to be competitive. I'd like to get it on a chassis dyno but don't think thats going to happen. See you there.

Ryan,

Looking forward to meeting you all.

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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2009, 10:31:48 PM »

Great looking lakester, one question though.  I thought that the officials frowned upon white vehicles on the salt, are you going to add a little color to it before bonneville? cheers
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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2009, 08:03:16 AM »

bvillercr,
Picures do lie. Its a lite tan (beige on the can). Accents will come later.The numbers are large cheesy

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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2009, 08:36:11 AM »

Great looking lakester, one question though.  I thought that the officials frowned upon white vehicles on the salt, are you going to add a little color to it before bonneville? cheers

Officials do frown on white cars but even if this lakester was white I don't think they would have much of an issue because it is a pretty big car, the tires are outside the body and it has big orange numbers. It's the real small cars with the wheels and tires tucked in that have a tendancy to dissapear.
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